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Pamela Hicks

EnglishTeacher, Literacy Dept.

Welcome to English III

Welcome to English III and English III Hon. If you would like to know what was done in class or what is being planned for class, please consult the "This Week" agenda and "Last Week" Agenda posted in the classroom, or feel free to email me. . Be aware that plans may change due to unexpected situations. Please email me with any questions; I try to answer within 24 hours.


If you would like to receive reminders/notifications on your phone through texting and be able to contact Mrs. Hicks through texting, you will want to join the Remind 101 for your group--English III (4th per.) or Eng. III Hon (all other classes). You will find the instructions on how to join in the Files labeled "Syllabus and Lesson Plans". Be sure you are adding your name to the correct class group. Parents, you are welcome to join the group to which your student belongs as well.

Honors and Regular English III Classes--3rd Quarter

This third quarter we are looking at writings of Americans that reflect the country's wrestle and development of the concepts of independence, freedom, and rights. We begin with seminal texts of The Declaration of Independence and "The Bill of Rights" that were ammended to the U. S. Constitution. From there, we examine these subjects in the themes presented in Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn as well as some poems about America. Our formatives will be building towards the three summatives: (1) a written Personal Declaration of Independence, (2) a test of comprehension and interpretation of Huckleberry Finn, and (3) a Photo Essay that embodies one of the themes we have explored in our literature.

Please refer to posted Lesson Plans and Weekly Powerpoints below if you miss any classes.

Please remember that all formatives must be made up as policy dictates: you have one day to make up assignments missed in class; any assignments with a pre-announced due date are still due on their assigned date, whether or not absences have occurred in between. And if you are absent on a due date, the assignment is due the next day you enter class. Due to the nature of the formative (assessment of what the student knows of content or skill covered by that particular date), formatives cannot be redone for grading purposes. 

If there are summatives that you would like to retake, please see Mrs. Hicks during Office Hours (last 15 min. of lunch, M-Th.) to receive intervention and/or instructions on how to retest on those benchmarks for a better grade.